Conductor / Matthias BAMERT
Violin / Ribon AIDA (Sakkyo New Concertmaster)
|Ryohei HIROSE||Northing (1981 Sakkyo 20th Anniv. commissioned)|
|BRAHMS||Symphony No. 1|
【2022-2023 A set of four hitaru series】will be on sale on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 ※A Set of Four: S 19,200 yen, A 16,000 yen, U25(A) 5,000 yen ※Ticket Offices: Doshin Playguide, Community Plaza Ticket Center, Kitara Ticket Center 『 Listen to Subscription hitaru Concert Series』 『2022-2023 Season』Leaflet（PDF-Japanese only） 【Single Tickets】will be on sale starting 10am on Wednesday, June 8 (for Sakkyo Members, June 1～） ●The concert will take place following the governmental request re: “Limitation on Events under COVID-19.” Details of our action will be on this website. There may be change in appearing artists and/or program depending on the situation re: COVID-19. ●Tickets of the concert is non-refundable unless cancellation by force majeure. Please consider your conditions and circumstances before purchasing your ticket. (as of January 2022)
The Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert studied music in Darmstadt and Paris with Pierre Boulez and Stockhausen. He was principal oboist with the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra between 1965 to 1969, then switched to conducting. Matthias Bamert's distinguished career began in North America as an apprentice to George Szell, later as Assistant Conductor to Leopold Stokowski and Resident Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel. He was Music Director of the Swiss Radio Orchestra (1977-1983), then began making a wider reputation across Europe. From 1985 to 1990, he was Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish National Orchestra and Director of the Glasgow contemporary music festival Musica Nova, and premiered many works by Takemitsu, Casken, Macmillan and Rihm. He became famous for his creative programming as Director of the Lucerne Festival (1992-1998). Music Director of the London Mozart Players for seven years (1993-2000), Matthias Bamert masterminded a hugely successful series of recordings of works by "Contemporaries of Mozart". As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations in 1999, he conducted the LMP at the BBC Proms and the Lucerne Festival. Matthias Bamert has also served as Principal Guest Conductor of New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (2000-2005), Associate Guest Conductor of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (2003-2008), Principal Conductor of West Australian Symphony (2003-2007) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2008). In 2017, he has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra. From April 2018 he holds a position of Chief Conductor of Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Matthias Bamert has appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, MDR Sinfonieorchester, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, etc. In Japan, he has conducted NHK Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and Gunma Symphony Orchestra. A prolific recording artist, Matthias Bamert has made over 80 CDs, many of which have won international prizes. His output includes 24 CDs of music by Mozart's contemporaries with the London Mozart Players, the complete symphonies of Parry and five CDs of works by Frank Martin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the symphonies of Roberto Gerhard with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Dutch repertoire with the Residentie Orchestra and the Stokowski transcriptions as well as works by Korngold and Dohnanyi with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born on July 5, 1990 in Tokyo and completed “Soloist Diploma Course” of Toho College of Music. AIDA has won the first prize at the 6th Rumania International Music Competition String Section and at the same time selected as the most brilliant player among all the sections. After winning the 81st Japan Music Competition Violin Section, she appeared in the concerts with Tokyo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and being invited as a soloist for Tokyo Spring Music Festival, Beppu Argerich Music Festival, Miyazaki International Music Festival, Takefu Music Festival, Saito Kinen Orchestra, and Mito Chamber Orchestra. AIDA has participated in Ozawa International Chamber Academy from 2011 until 2014, and with Seiji Ozawa, she was the soloist and concertmaster. AIDA has been continuously invited by major orchestras in Japan, including Tokyo City Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Gumma Symphony, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Osaka Philharmonic, Century Orchestra Japan, and Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. She is now a special guest concertmaster of City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra since April 2020.
|Ticket Sale||From Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Member Precedent Release ： Wednesday, June 1, 2022|
U25 (A or B)1,500 yen ※for anyone born on 1997 or later for the fiscal 2022. Need to show your birth certificate.
※Preschoolers cannot attend the concert.
※Premium Seat 8,000 yen (limited seats)／1st floor Center or 2nd floor the first row- only from Lawson Tickets
※Smile Seat(may have poor stage view 2,000 yen; already selected seat on sale on the day of the concert; Ticket may be sold out if regulation is announced by the governmental organizations. )
※There will be not ticket sales at Kitara Ticket Center. ※Sakkyo Members with 500 yen discount for S and A.
※Register your name and contacting information when you purchase your ticket at Ticket Offices. Your information may be handed over to the health authority in case of ※Seating patterns for this concert is normal, that is there will be no space between each seat. Ticket may be sold out if regulation is announced by the governmental organizations.
|Organizer||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra|
|Nominal Support||Hokkaido, City of Sapporo, Sapporo Board of Education||Sponsor||ANA|
|Subsidy||Agency of Culture, Japan Arts Council|
|Inquiry||Sapporo Symphony Orchestra +81(0)11-520-1771|